Thomaston, CT, November 21, 2017 – Stewart EFI, LLC is pleased to announce that Stewart EFI Connecticut, LLC located in Thomaston, CT recently announced it has achieved upgrade certification to the automotive industry’s new quality standard, IATF 16949: 2016 in addition to recertification under the ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Standard.
The Stewart EFI Connecticut LLC joins Stewart EFI Finishing LLC, located in El Paso, TX of the parent company Stewart EFI, LLC to obtain this certification. Both were previously certified to the technical specification ISO/TS 61949: 2009. In 2016, the IATF (International Automotive Task Group) announced an upgrade to their technical specification. The revised IATF standard replaces the ISO/TS 16949 technical specification. All automotive suppliers are required to upgrade their Quality Management Systems and achieve certification to IATF 16949 by September of 2018.
IATF 16949:2016 certification specifies the quality system requirements for products and services for the automotive industry. In addition, individual subscribing vehicle manufacturers have customer-specific requirements.
“This is a great accomplishment for our employees and the company as a whole. It is a step in the right direction as we position ourselves as industry leaders. Our customers will see the benefits of this certification with improved quality, service and overall value." said Mike Morrissey, President / COO.
Stewart EFI with over 240 employees also has operations in Thomaston, CT, El Paso, TX, Hangzhou, China and ranks among the largest suppliers of small precision metal stampings in the world. Its capabilities include deep draw, progressive, slide-forming, wire forms, machining, and automated secondary assemblies as well as metal plating and finishing. The company’s primary markets include automotive, medical, batteries, electrical, electronics, HVAC, consumer goods, industrial and defense with products being sold worldwide.
For more information visit our website at www.stewartefi.com or contact John Labas at 860-283-8213 extension 218.